Microsoft

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Surface Pro 3 Wins MWC 2015 Global Mobile Award

    windows10update.com
    Fahad Ali
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Finally some well earned recognition for Microsoft and their premium tablet. Surface Pro 3 has earned a win for the technology giant at Mobile World Congress 2015. Several new gizmos were unveiled at MWC 2015, but the prestigious event is not only about exciting new smartphones, tablets, wearables and other mobile devices. It also is a chance to look back on the past year, and its highlights. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 picked up the prize for the best mobile tablet at the Global Mobile Award, in recognition of innovative technology products. Dennis Meinhardt, director of program management for…
  • A break from the past: the birth of Microsoft's new web rendering engine

    IEBlog
    ieblog
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    As we announced last month, Project Spartan will be the new browser across all Windows 10 devices, from phones to tablets, PCs and beyond. You’ll hear about the new browser’s features in the coming months but in this post, we want to tell you more about what motivated us to build a new rendering engine focused on interoperability with other modern browsers ― all in the name of making the Web “just work” for our customers. This new rendering engine was designed with Project Spartan in mind, but will also be available in Internet Explorer on Windows 10 for enterprises…
  • Sway now lets you add your OneNote images, use more types of web embeds, share in new ways and more!

    Office Blogs
    Sway Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The promise of Sway is to make it easy for you to add, visualize and share your content in new, interactive and exciting ways. We’ve been continuously making updates during Sway Preview based on your feedback. Today we’re excited to announce a set of changes across the major phases of the Sway creation and sharing process. Check out the details below! Add your OneNote images to Sway More third-party sources for embeddable web content Suggested searches is more powerful New interactive photo options More ways to share and grow your audience Add your OneNote images to Sway Millions of…
  • Outlook.com won't support GTalk & Facebook Chat anymore

    The Outlookers
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Well that’s a pretty bad piece of news. I was actually wondering about Gtalk few days ago… I was not expected they’d do the same for Facebook ChatFacebook-owned WhatsApp recently unveiled a web version of their messenger and we know that video calls are actually coming to WhatsApp as well. I guess facebook was not willing to open more doors to Microsoft. Here is the full email Microsoft is sending their users;Dear Outlook.com Customer,Within the next couple of weeks, we will be discontinuing support for Facebook Chat in Outlook.com. And due to Google’s decision to…
  • Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft announce agreement to expand throughout Europe

    Microsoft - Bing News
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:36 pm
    The already growing market share for Windows Phone in Europe could continue to rise on the back of an international deal between Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft. News of the deal broke today at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona Spain. The agreement ...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Office Blogs

  • Sway now lets you add your OneNote images, use more types of web embeds, share in new ways and more!

    Sway Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The promise of Sway is to make it easy for you to add, visualize and share your content in new, interactive and exciting ways. We’ve been continuously making updates during Sway Preview based on your feedback. Today we’re excited to announce a set of changes across the major phases of the Sway creation and sharing process. Check out the details below! Add your OneNote images to Sway More third-party sources for embeddable web content Suggested searches is more powerful New interactive photo options More ways to share and grow your audience Add your OneNote images to Sway Millions of…
  • Making Clutter in Office 365 even better

    Office 365 Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Brian Shiers, senior product marketing manager and Kumar Venkateswar, senior program manager on the Exchange team. Clutter is a feature in Office 365 designed to help you focus on the most important messages in your inbox by moving lower priority messages out of your way and into a new Clutter folder. We began rolling out Clutter to Office 365 last November for English-speaking customers worldwide and we’re working on expanding to other languages. Today we are announcing new capabilities for Office 365 administrators to better manage how Clutter works. Ensuring…
  • World’s largest ‘SharePint’? It will happen ‘all week’ at Microsoft Ignite!

    SharePoint Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    As promised in our blog post on the evolution of SharePoint a few weeks ago, this morning we released the complete list of SharePoint-related sessions that will be offered at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago, IL, May 4-8 2015.  Ignite is the premier Microsoft event for IT pros, and the only one that brings the vast community of people who work with SharePoint every day together with the people at Microsoft who build SharePoint. Be there as we lift the curtain on SharePoint 2016, announce new Office 365 innovations, and share our overall technology vision and strategy. It will be a week of…
  • Success with Enterprise Mobility webcast: Protect your company’s data–wherever it goes

    Office 365 Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Over the last three webcasts, Brad Anderson, corporate vice president for Enterprise Mobility, has discussed how companies can successfully (and cost effectively) manage all devices in their infrastructure. It’s a topic he’s written about at length and on Tuesday March 3, at 10:30 a.m. PST, he’ll conclude this webcast series with a look at two things only Microsoft can offer—self-protecting files and hybrid identity management. This webcast takes an in-depth look at the Layered Security model for protecting corporate resources at four distinct levels: Device, App, File and Identity.
  • Visio webcast series–Visio 2013 advanced concepts

    Visio Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Join us this Tuesday, March 3rd at 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST for a webcast designed to help turn you into a Visio power user. We will explore advanced diagramming concepts such as layers, hyperlinks and custom templates. Then we will demonstrate one of the key capabilities of Visio—linking data to diagrams—and how to get insights from data linked diagrams and shapes. You will also learn how to interface Visio 2013 with the entire stack of Microsoft technologies and applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Project These tools and techniques will dramatically…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    IEBlog

  • Making it easier for Enterprise customers to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 — and Windows 10

    ieblog
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    As we shared last year, a top priority for Microsoft is helping our Enterprise customers stay up-to-date with the latest version of Internet Explorer. This is particularly important for Windows 7 customers who are upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 by January 12, 2016 to continue receiving security updates and technical support. We understand many customers have Web apps and services that were designed specifically for older versions of Internet Explorer and we provide a set of tools, like Enterprise Mode, the Enterprise Mode Site List, and Enterprise Site Discovery, to help you run these…
  • A break from the past: the birth of Microsoft's new web rendering engine

    ieblog
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    As we announced last month, Project Spartan will be the new browser across all Windows 10 devices, from phones to tablets, PCs and beyond. You’ll hear about the new browser’s features in the coming months but in this post, we want to tell you more about what motivated us to build a new rendering engine focused on interoperability with other modern browsers ― all in the name of making the Web “just work” for our customers. This new rendering engine was designed with Project Spartan in mind, but will also be available in Internet Explorer on Windows 10 for enterprises…
  • Pointer Events W3C Recommendation, Interoperable Touch, and Removing the Dreaded 300ms Tap Delay

    ieblog
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    Today, the W3C published Pointer Events as a final Recommendation standard. This journey began a little over 2 years ago when we first submitted our proposal to the W3C for a common event model across pointing input devices. Since then, the spec has evolved and improved with the collaboration of Mozilla, Google, Opera, jQuery, IBM, Microsoft Open Technologies, and many others. Improvements have included better extensibility for new device types, additional configuration values for scrolling and zooming behavior, event constructors for synthesizing custom pointer events, and more. We updated…
  • Bringing asm.js to the Chakra JavaScript engine in Windows 10

    ieblog
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:31 am
    Earlier today, we flipped asm.js to “In Development” at status.modern.ie. Support for asm.js has been one of the top 10 most-requested items at the IE Suggestion Box on UserVoice since we launched it in December. Delivering an interoperable & spec compliant JavaScript engine with the capabilities and performance for modern experiences has been a key goal for us since the inception of Chakra. Bringing near-native performance for JavaScript code execution is a part of the same. We recently shared the details of some of the work we’ve done in Windows 10 to boost JavaScript…
  • HTTP Strict Transport Security comes to Internet Explorer

    ieblog
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    As part of our ongoing commitment to help build an interoperable, secure web that “just works,” we're excited to announce support for HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) in Internet Explorer. This change can be previewed using Internet Explorer in the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and will come to Project Spartan in a later update. The HSTS policy protects against variants of man-in-the-middle attacks that can strip TLS out of communications with a server, leaving the user vulnerable. For example, a user may initially connect to a non-encrypted version of a website before being…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    msigeek.com | Technology blog on Tips, Ebooks & Webcasts

  • Microsoft launched Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 Today

    Vijay
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    Microsoft today launched its two most affordable Lumia devices till date, the Microsoft Lumia 532 and Microsoft Lumia 435. With a great 5MP camera, premium layered design, Glance screen, front facing camera, 1GB Ram and more memory, Lumia 532 enables people to achieve their goals and accomplish more with the best of Microsoft’s experiences. The Lumia 435 is the first 400 series Lumia and the most affordable Lumia yet. Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 deliver competitive hardware alongside innovative software that will continue to receive the very latest updates and enhancements, keeping users…
  • How to Maintain Your Printer

    Vijay
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    As one of the most important aspects of the office, your printer will need to be treated with great care and attention. Regularly servicing the machine will ensure it runs to its full potential for as long as it possibly can. If you’re unsure of how to properly maintain a printer, then these tips should help. For Health and Safety reasons, make sure you unplug and switch off the power to the machine before you begin any kind of maintenance. Also try to keep your hands away from hot fusers within the printer. Get Rid of Dust It might not seem like a big issue, but when dust and debris…
  • MHL releases Alternate Mode for new USB TYPE-C Connector

    Vijay
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    MHL, LLC has developed an MHL® AlternateMode (“Alt Mode”) for the USB Type-C specification. Using the MHL Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and cable can support the MHL 3 specification, which includes 4K video, multi- channel surround sound audio, HDCP 2.2 and is backward compatible with existing versions of the MHL specification. The MHL Consortium continues to advance the MHL specification to support additional capabilities and connectors, such as USB Type-C, ahead of industry demand.
  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

    Vijay
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at www.flipkart.com/Mi and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
  • Microsoft announce preview of DocumentDB & Azure Search

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Many applications use search as the primary interaction pattern for their users. Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers and cloud architects to embed a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain, or manage any infrastructure. With Azure Search, a developer can enable the power of searching data in their application, reduce the complexity around managing and tuning a search index, and get up and running quickly using familiar interfaces…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Bing Blog

  • Integrating Bing Maps with Salesforce.com

    Ricky Brundritt
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Recently I had a customer ask how to add Bing Maps to their Salesforce.com solution. I regularly work with developers who are integrating Bing Maps into Microsoft Dynamic CRM, but this was the first request I’ve had for Salesforce.com in a while. In this blog post we are going to see just how easy it is to integrate Bing Maps into a Salesforce.com solution. It might seem strange to some readers that we are blogging about using Bing Maps on a non-Microsoft platform like Salesforce, but it is a new Microsoft and our services can be used anywhere. In fact Microsoft and Salesforce.com made an…
  • Bing Predicts goes back to its roots with a reality check

    Bing Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Fresh off of a successful night of predictions with the Oscars, the Bing Predicts team tallied up the results. Our forecasts netted a 6-for-6 record on the major categories (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, etc.) and got 16 out of 19 wins correct. Now Bing Predicts sets its sights on the new spring season of reality voting shows, including American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and The Voice. For those unfamiliar with Bing Predicts, we celebrate our one year anniversary next month as we take on the events which kick-started our work. Bing’s predictions are the result of applying…
  • Bing round-up: Ordering food and finding the perfect getaway just got easier

    Bing Team
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Bing caters to your big night, or any night, needs with food delivery Ordering food for your Oscars party? Or maybe it’s just too cold out to brave the elements in search of a meal. Bing makes it easier to order food right from the comfort of your couch. For restaurants that deliver, click “order online” to launch an ordering service, such as eat24, and get dishes delivered directly to you. Give it a try yourself: Khan Toke Thai House San Francisco Oui, Oui New York City Thai Spirit Los Angeles Golden Crust Pizzeria Chicago Shawarma Spot Washington DC Bing makes the perfect escape…
  • Who’ll get it right on Sunday – the Academy? Bing? You? Bing puts you in the picture

    Bing Team
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is less than a week away and Bing will help you get ready for the 87th Academy Awards®. Whether you’re a movie buff, red carpet watcher or just love the spectacle of the show, we’ve put together an interactive guide that puts everything Oscars® at your fingertips. Come check out all the nominees and find out who we’re predicting to go home with a statue this year! You can use our experience to explore more about the films, actors, directors, songs and cinematographers nominated for these awards. You can also watch trailers, and even find…
  • Explore movie locations with new Bing Maps imagery

    Bing Team
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    With the Oscars® coming up this Sunday, movies are on our minds. This month the Bing Maps team’s update on new aerial, 3D and Streetside imagery takes a look at locations from some of our favorite films. Be sure to check out all of the new imagery we’re publishing…READ MORE
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Bing Blog

  • Integrating Bing Maps with Salesforce.com

    Ricky Brundritt
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Recently I had a customer ask how to add Bing Maps to their Salesforce.com solution. I regularly work with developers who are integrating Bing Maps into Microsoft Dynamic CRM, but this was the first request I’ve had for Salesforce.com in a while. In this blog post we are going to see just how easy it is to integrate Bing Maps into a Salesforce.com solution. It might seem strange to some readers that we are blogging about using Bing Maps on a non-Microsoft platform like Salesforce, but it is a new Microsoft and our services can be used anywhere. In fact Microsoft and Salesforce.com made an…
  • Bing Predicts goes back to its roots with a reality check

    Bing Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Fresh off of a successful night of predictions with the Oscars, the Bing Predicts team tallied up the results. Our forecasts netted a 6-for-6 record on the major categories (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, etc.) and got 16 out of 19 wins correct. Now Bing Predicts sets its sights on the new spring season of reality voting shows, including American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and The Voice. For those unfamiliar with Bing Predicts, we celebrate our one year anniversary next month as we take on the events which kick-started our work. Bing’s predictions are the result of applying…
  • Bing round-up: Ordering food and finding the perfect getaway just got easier

    Bing Team
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Bing caters to your big night, or any night, needs with food delivery Ordering food for your Oscars party? Or maybe it’s just too cold out to brave the elements in search of a meal. Bing makes it easier to order food right from the comfort of your couch. For restaurants that deliver, click “order online” to launch an ordering service, such as eat24, and get dishes delivered directly to you. Give it a try yourself: Khan Toke Thai House San Francisco Oui, Oui New York City Thai Spirit Los Angeles Golden Crust Pizzeria Chicago Shawarma Spot Washington DC Bing makes the perfect escape…
  • Who’ll get it right on Sunday – the Academy? Bing? You? Bing puts you in the picture

    Bing Team
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is less than a week away and Bing will help you get ready for the 87th Academy Awards®. Whether you’re a movie buff, red carpet watcher or just love the spectacle of the show, we’ve put together an interactive guide that puts everything Oscars® at your fingertips. Come check out all the nominees and find out who we’re predicting to go home with a statue this year! You can use our experience to explore more about the films, actors, directors, songs and cinematographers nominated for these awards. You can also watch trailers, and even find…
  • Explore movie locations with new Bing Maps imagery

    Bing Team
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    With the Oscars® coming up this Sunday, movies are on our minds. This month the Bing Maps team’s update on new aerial, 3D and Streetside imagery takes a look at locations from some of our favorite films. Be sure to check out all of the new imagery we’re publishing…READ MORE
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    bing - Bing News

  • Black Friday for Lawn and Garden Coming March 21

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:32 pm
    And businesses, both local and online, should know how to best reach those customers. Bing Ads created a presentation about the home and garden industry, which included some statistics and trends that could be especially relevant to those selling lawn and ...
  • Mobile PPC: A Simple Guide to Mobile Search Marketing for Zeroing In on Customers

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Which means they're primed for action: 70% of mobile conversions happen within five hours of mobile search. (Microsoft/Bing internal data 2014) Think about the guy who searches for a locksmith on his mobile at 1 AM. User context: locked out of his house.
  • Mozilla Location Services to replace Google’s geolocation service in Firefox

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    The feature is built-in to many browsers and used on websites that benefit from those information. Mapping services such as Google Maps or Bing Maps for instance use it for various features such as finding directions. Firefox up until now used Google's ...
  • Hu Bing: British menswear's newest ambassador

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Joining the existing roster of suit-wearing emissaries (David Gandy, Dermot O’Leary, Nick Grimshaw and Tinie Tempah), Hu Bing’s hire is a canny attempt to build stronger relationships between British fashion and one of luxury goods’ biggest markets.
  • Bing Remains Horsepower in Predictive Modeling

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:59 pm
    In the world of predictive modeling, Microsoft's Bing just added another feather to its cap. In the recent past, Bing and the Microsoft research team have correctly predicted the Super Bowl, Grammy awards and the World Cup winners. Now, Microsoft's ...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    bing news - Google News

  • BFC Names Hu Bing Ambassador - Women's Wear Daily

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:51 am
    GQ.comBFC Names Hu Bing AmbassadorWomen's Wear DailyDAPPER DIPLOMACY: The British Fashion Council has named Hu Bing – the Chinese actor, model, singer and philanthropist – as the first international ambassador for London Collections: Men. He will join a lineup that includes David Gandy, Dermot ...Introducing Hu Bing, LCM's first International Menswear AmbassadorGQ.comall 3 news articles »
  • Behold The Humble Block! Tools Of The Trade - NPR (blog)

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    NPR (blog)Behold The Humble Block! Tools Of The TradeNPR (blog)Pratt's vision and ideas greatly influenced the founders of Bing, which is a laboratory school. That means Stanford's psychology department conducts research on child development there, and students assist the professional staff of preschool teachers.and more »
  • Microsoft shows off the new Bing Maps app at MWC 2015 - Neowin (press release) (blog)

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:44 am
    Neowin (press release) (blog)Microsoft shows off the new Bing Maps app at MWC 2015Neowin (press release) (blog)Microsoft has updated their Bing Maps app and showed it off in MWC 2015. The biggest update towards the app appears to be more under-the-hood than anything else, in that it appears to have been built in a way that utilizes Microsoft's "universal app" ...
  • Chinese Artist Xu Bing's Book Without Borders - Newsweek

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    NewsweekChinese Artist Xu Bing's Book Without BordersNewsweekThere are no words on the stark black-and-white cover of Xu Bing's Book from the Ground: from point to point, only two dots, two arrows and a picture icon of a man like the one on the door of a restroom. Open it to the table of contents and still there and more »
  • Artist Xu Bing Creates Tiger Rug From 500000 Cigarettes - Forbes

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    ForbesArtist Xu Bing Creates Tiger Rug From 500000 CigarettesForbesBing took his fascination with tobacco and turned it into a body of work titled the Tobacco Project, which is currently on display through July 3 at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia. The exhibition, Things Are Not What They First Appear
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Seattle Times: Microsoft Pri0

  • Pri0 has moved

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    With the launch of our updated website, blogs at seattletimes.com have moved. We'll still be posting Microsoft-related news and analysis, which you can find here. As always, happy to hear comments, tips and suggestions at mday@seattletimes.com.
  • Amazon still has wide lead in the cloud, but Microsoft gaining

    18 Feb 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Amazon.com's cloud-computing unit is still a world beater. Microsoft is doing its best to entrench itself in second place. RightScale, a California company that helps information technology departments manage their use of cloud-computing services, on Wednesday released the results of its survey  of more than 900 of corporate technology experts. Among companies that tap into the "public cloud," or pooled servers and data storage units accessed via the Web, 57 percent reported using Amazon Web Services. Microsoft's cloud-computing platform, Azure, was a distant second at 12 percent.
  • Microsoft, Apple, broaden access to their productivity apps

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Cooperation is the word of the day in office applications. Apple recently opened up its iWork word processing and spreadsheet applications to consumers who don't own an iPhone or Mac. On Tuesday, Microsoft continued its own effort to broaden the reach of Office, announcing that users of the productivity suite on Apple devices will be able to store their documents with a variety of cloud storage providers. "We want Office to be the preferred way to work with documents no matter where they’re stored," Microsoft's Kirk Koenigsbauer said in a blog post. Koenigsbauer also announced a program…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    microsoft news - Google News

  • Microsoft co-founder says he's discovered long-lost Japanese battleship - CNN

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    USA TODAYMicrosoft co-founder says he's discovered long-lost Japanese battleshipCNN(CNN) Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the wreck of a long-lost World War II Japanese battleship near the Philippines. The philanthropist posted images on Twitter that appeared to show the Musashi, once one of the two largest warships Microsoft co-founder: I found sunken Japan battleshipUSA TODAYMicrosoft co-founder claims to have located wreckage of Japanese WWII battleshipFox NewsMicrosoft Co-Founder Discovers Spooky Remains of a Japanese BattleshipTIMEHuffington Post -U.S. News &…
  • Microsoft's quiet Android coup - BGR

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    BGRMicrosoft's quiet Android coupBGRAlthough Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hasn't fundamentally changed Microsoft's core business ever since taking over from Steve Ballmer, one thing we've noticed is that Nadella is much better at sticking subtle daggers into rivals. So where Microsoft Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with Microsoft apps out of the boxEngadgetall 4 news articles »
  • 'Microsoft tech support' scammer recorded threatening to kill BC man - CBC.ca

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:17 am
    'Microsoft tech support' scammer recorded threatening to kill BC manCBC.caThe "Microsoft tech support" scam is now the biggest telephone ripoff in Canada — but as B.C. man Jakob Dulisse found, callers are using increasingly nasty tactics to steal our money. Dulisse of Nelson, B.C., decided to take matters into his own hands
  • Microsoft working on 'Nano' version of Windows Server for web-scale ops - The Register

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    The RegisterMicrosoft working on 'Nano' version of Windows Server for web-scale opsThe RegisterMicrosoft appears to be working on a new version of Windows Server aimed at web-scale operations. News of the product comes via Neowin, which noticed a deck of slides titled “Nano Server: The Future of Windows Starts Now” posted to a Russian blog.Microsoft Rescinds Windows Update Policy for SharePoint ServerRedmondmag.comMicrosoft Does a Reversal on SharePoint Server Update PolicyRedmond Channel PartnerMicrosoft leak shows plans for cloud-first Nano ServerInquirerWindows IT…
  • Satya Nadella is cleaning up Microsoft's 'dirty little secret' - Business Insider

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    Business InsiderSatya Nadella is cleaning up Microsoft's 'dirty little secret'Business InsiderThe scariest new word on the lips of Microsoft's sales managers these days is "consumption," multiple sources have told Business Insider. Consumption, also known as "usage," refers to how much cloud computing a customer is actually consuming. And there ...
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Microsoft News

  • Microsoft co-founder finds WWII Japanese battleship

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:29 am
    Allen posted a photo on Twitter on Tuesday of the World War II battleship Musashi's rusty bow, which bore the Japanese empire's Chrysanthemum seal. The American billionaire, who has also pursued space exploration, said his luxury yacht and exploration ship, the M/Y Octopus, found the Musashi one kilometre deep on the floor of the Sibuyan Sea.
  • AT&T, Microsoft Offer Mobile Office Collaboration

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the new software suite was developed to better enable communication via voice, video and the Web. "The new solution from AT&T and Microsoft gives our global financial team added flexibility to serve our clients from almost anywhere," said Gary K. Carpenter, principal at Haddonfield Asset Management, which was a beta customer for the suite.
  • Project Spartan leaked: Here's how Cortana will work in Microsoft's new browser

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    More than a decade after burying Clippy , we're seeing echoes of the virtual assistant in Project Spartan, the lightweight new browser Microsoft is building for Windows 10. Cortana is going to be a centerpiece in Spartan, but unlike her anthropomorphic paperclip ancestor, she actually seems useful. [ Find out what Windows 10 means for enterprises and take a look at the latest beta of Microsoft's new OS .
  • 5 Things Your Kid Should Understand before She Gets Her First Smart Phone

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Mo-om! I need a smart phone! I'm the only kid in class who doesn't have one. Besides, what if there's an emergency? You want me to be safe, don't you? You do want her to be safe.
  • MWC 2015: Microsoft unveils Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    Barcelona: Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled two new smartphones -- Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL -- as it aims to strengthen its position in the affordable smart phone segment, especially in developing countries like India. While Lumia 640 XL will begin rolling out globally in March, Lumia 640 will be available starting April.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Microsoft Europe

  • Joining the Digital Dots

    Cornelia Kutterer
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
    The Internet ecosystem is a vibrant, busy and ever-evolving environment: a vast expanse that connects an array of digital organisms in a complex, interdependent community. In recent years, European policy initiatives have focused on nurturing this ecosystem, with a raft of new measures to achieve a European digital single market being placed front and centre of the policy discussion. Two of the most debated issues have been the need for greater investment in broadband networks and support for the provision of new ICT applications and services. Getting both of these elements right is crucial…
  • Cloudscape VII: A smart and secure connected digital world

    MS Europe
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:11 am
    Date and Time: Monday, 9 March, 9:00 – 21:00 – Tuesday, 10 March, 8:30 – 16:15 Location: The Microsoft Centre, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels The connected digital economy is getting increasingly complicated. Cloud computing, big data and the future internet offers lots of new ways for businesses to stay ahead of their game but innovation is moving at a very fast pace. This innovation is at risk from cyber attacks, which are happening on an agile basis. We need to work together to become as agile and as fast as them. A key theme of Cloudscape is charting a common course of action…
  • Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change contest kicks off today

    MS Europe
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    Challenge for Change is back for a third year, tapping into the next generation of big ideas! Those ages 13-25 are encouraged to submit an idea designed to spark change for good in their community or around the world for a chance to win amazing prizes. Everyone starts somewhere. Sparking change can be big or small – volunteering as a tutor or mentor, organizing campus events, or starting an organization to support a favorite cause. Entries for this online contest will be accepted through March 25. Entering is easy. Simply answer a few questions about your idea and how Microsoft technology…
  • Office 365 ProPlus Benefit Prepares Millions of Students Globally for Tomorrow’s Jobs

    Anthony Salcito
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    Students and teachers are often looking beyond the classroom, thinking about what’s next – specifically, how today’s education will translate to tomorrow’s most sought-after jobs. Recent Pew Research found a skills gap in education, concluding that today’s education system is not adequately preparing students for the jobs of the future. In fact, IDC research commissioned by Microsoft found that this skills gap could be closed by focusing on communications, knowledge integration and presentation skills; combined with a solid competence in the productivity tools of Microsoft Office…
  • Mind your language(s)! How technology is enabling multilingualism in Europe

    MS Europe
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:14 am
    Learning a language starts with a word or three, but too often ends right there. How many of us progress beyond ‘bon appétit’ and ‘mamma mia’ to avoid getting ‘über’ lost in translation? Not enough, apparently. According to a European Commission survey, even though most Europeans think it’s useful to speak another language, most don’t consider themselves to be actively learning one. And although we know that having a digitally-connected region depends on cross-lingual communication, the reality is that only about 2 of every 5 people in Europe…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Satisfy Me

  • Implications of Proposed Changes to Daylight Saving Time in the United States

    M3 Sweatt
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:44 pm
    This past week, I’ve contacted and spoken with several legislators on the plethora of proposed changes to use of daylight saving time around the States. I even had a call from my friend, Rich Kaplan, the new CEO over at the Microsoft Alumni Network, reminiscing over a few of these recent moves. The efforts fall under two main proposals: to move their state to perpetual daylight saving time, as is the case in Florida, Mississippi (died in committee) and New Mexico*; or, to move to permanent standard time, as proposed in Alaska, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah** and Washington. (I…
  • Oregon may repeal daylight saving time… in 2021

    M3 Sweatt
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Regular readers of this blog and familiar with the efforts Microsoft has put forward in working with many in the industry to achieve more seamless transitions on new DST, time zone and related policies. Recently, I read Oregon Senator Kim Thatcher’s proposed bill (SB99) would repeal daylight saving time in the state. At a time when other states have similarly proposed changes to their time zone and observance of DST (a couple of notable examples include a proposal in Utah to drop daylight saving time and one in New Mexico to observe daylight saving time throughout the year) this…
  • Advisory: Time Zone Changes expected in Quintana Roo on Feb 1, 2015 (Cancun, Cozumel)

    M3 Sweatt
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Just posted to the Latam Commercial Technical Support Blog is this post on an upcoming time zone change Quintana Roo, home of worldwide, popular destinations of Cancún, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres. We have received news reports in the region that the change in Quintana Roo (currently on GMT-6 and changing to GMT-5) will adjust the local time one hour forward effective on 1 February 2015 at 2:00 AM local time. As this time zone change is different from what was previously defined, Windows-based devices won’t reflect the change. In addition, other software, OS releases and hardware (phones,…
  • Part two of the story around Leap Seconds and Windows: #NotY2K

    M3 Sweatt
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Well, it’s been an interesting few days. As I noted in my post on the story around Leap Seconds and Windows, the additional second in 2015 will not likely cause a Y2K, late-breaking change to daylight saving time or time zone boundaries. But that hasn’t stopped a lot of angst and hyperbole over the change coming this June. Some reports (like this one in USA Today) were quick to associate the addition of a leap second in 2012 to the bug that “took down much of the Internet.” Not quite right as the timing of the leap second  coincided with a power outage that impacted their service…
  • The story around Leap Seconds and Windows: It’s likely not Y2K

    M3 Sweatt
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Today I woke to a number of hair-on-fire press articles decrying the coming and dreaded Leap Second… with the mainstream USA Today calling out… “But last time it happened, in 2012, it took down much of the Internet. Reddit, Foursquare, Yelp and LinkedIn all reported problems, and so did the Linux operating system and programs using Java.” Not quite correct: IIRC, although some may’ve succumbed to bugs noted in Wired, several popular Internet services (including some of those mentioned) went off line due to a serendipitous and unfortunately timed power outage…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Webmaster Blog

  • Understanding and Testing: Implicit Local Queries

    Duane Forrester
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    For this post, we spent some time with Wei Wang, a Senior Program Manager in the Mobile Relevance team here at Bing and asked him to explain some of the basic things they face when answering “local” queries via mobile, and to explain a bit about how Bing fills in the blanks to determine the “best” result for a local-intent query.- Duane In web search, many queries are associated with location, even when there is no location specified in the query explicitly. For example, with the query local news issued by a user in Seattle, the user expects to get results from…
  • Recommended Reading: The Role of Content Quality in Bing Ranking

    Vincent Wehren
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    You’ve heard us talk about quality quite a bit on this blog and we can all agree that creating quality content is the only sustainable strategy in attracting and retaining visitors. Naturally, as a search engine we always aim to connect our searchers with the best content out there, so content quality plays an important part in our algorithms.  Which brings me to the “recommended reading” part: My colleague Michael Basilyan from the Bing Content Quality Team just published an excellent post on the Role of Content Quality in Bing Ranking on the Search Quality Blog. In…
  • How Bing and Your Mobile Device Became Friends

    Vincent Wehren
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    As we discussed in Meet our Mobile Bots recently, Bing probes websites using device-specific crawlers to understand if they provide a good experience on different devices and platforms and to inform our mobile ranking algorithms. Today we are joined by Mir Rosenberg from the Mobile Relevance team to add some color to the subject by discussing a recent mobile ranking update that resulted from this effort. Enjoy!  — Vincent Traditionally, Bing wasn’t heavily relying on specific device and platform signals to provide web results to the user. You would get similar results on your…
  • Meet our Mobile Bots

    Vincent Wehren
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In today’s post we are joined by Lee Xiong from the Bing Crawl team. Lee is going to discuss some new developments on the crawl front pertaining to mobile SEO.  Enjoy!  – Vincent We can all agree that mobile is the future. Actually, we can’t really say “mobile is the future” anymore. Mobile is the present. Mobile is now. With that in mind, it’s time to take a fresh look at some essential things from the ground up. Specifically, let’s re-examine all the work you’ve been doing to get crawled, selected, indexed, and ranked. This time though, let’s look at it…
  • Quick! We’ve Doubled our Webmaster Sign-Up Credit!

    Vincent Wehren
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    For a limited time, we’re opening up our wallets to new webmasters: receive $100* in advertising credit for verifying your site with Bing Webmaster Tools + opening a new Bing Ads account. Two weeks ago I told you how to get $100* in free advertising credit by becoming a new Bing Ads user if you had a Bing Webmaster Tools account. As it turned out, many of you seized this opportunity to claim your ad credit, just in time for the holiday season. And for those of you who didn’t act yet: simply log into your webmaster tools account today and click the red banner at the bottom of your…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog

  • MVP Monday - SQL Server High Availability in Windows Azure Iaas

    MVP Award Program
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Cluster MVP David Bermingham SQL Server High Availability in Windows Azure Iaas When deploying SQL Server in Windows Azure you must consider how to minimize both planned and unplanned downtime. Because you have given up control of the physical infrastructure, you cannot always determine when maintenance periods will occur. Also, just because you have given control of your infrastructure to Microsoft it does not guarantee that you are not susceptible to some of the same types of outages that you might expect in your own data center. To…
  • SharePoint Power Searching Using ContentClass

    MVP Award Program
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:07 am
    Editor’s note: The following post was written by SharePoint Server MVP Mike Smith SharePoint Power Searching Using ContentClass   "Power Searching" might be a bit of a stretch, but 99% of end users doing SharePoint searches don't know about this search option. Most searches performed by SharePoint users tend to look like general web searches; they enter a keyword or two, click the search button and get back 12,000 results. They then look at the first page or two of the results, and then give up. “Power searchers” can take advantage of search Managed Properties to…
  • Creating a Lab on Windows Azure

    MVP Award Program
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Editor’s note: The following post was written by SharePoint Server MVP Inderjeet Singh Jaggi   Creating a Lab on Windows Azure Recently when I got access to Azure I wanted to create my lab on Azure which took me days to figure out the process. It is similar to what we do on our Hyper V machines but a bit complex in nature because we are working on cloud We follow the same process on our local machine to create a Lab environment but normally we are short of resources like  Disk Space, RAM, CPU which is the taken care by Azure. Biggest dis-advantage for our local system…
  • CRM Outlook Profile & CRM Online Trials

    MVP Award Program
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:06 am
    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Dynamics CRM MVP Donna Edwards  I frequently setup Microsoft Dynamics CRM online trials for various reasons; training, demos, development, etc.  I often want to use the CRM outlook Client with the trials but do not want to use my Outlook work profile with the trial accounts.  There are several strategies available for using an alternate Outlook profile for a Dynamics CRM Online trial.  One of the easiest I’ve found is to create an Outlook profile and configure Outlook to prompt for the profile you would like to use…
  • MVPs Get in the Center at SCU

    MVP Award Program
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    Next week, nearly a dozen MVPs will present during the 2015 System Center Universe (SCU) covering topics ranging from optimizing Azure Virtual Machines for Performance and Availability to Enterprise Security with Configuration Manager. SCU is a one-day, global event featuring Microsoft product team members and community experts.  This year's event will include two full breakout tracks to allow for additional content and speakers.  "SCU is an event built by the community for the community," said event organizer and MVP Cameron Fuller.  "SCU is the only world-wide event…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    DHA Today

  • Top 5 Best Rated ‘Day Care Centres’ in DHA Karachi & Clifton

    DHA Today
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    1. Tiny Hands n Feet Day Care Tiny Hands n Feet Day Care is a full service day care center in Clifton, Karachi for children aged between 4 months to 3 years. They offer a hygienic and homey environment where children can comfortably spend their day while mothers can continue their work schedules with the […]
  • Sajjad Ahmed’s New Series “Deeply Superficial“ Opens at Canvas Gallery

    DHA Today
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Sajjad Ahmed’s new series “Deeply Superficial” opens at Canvas Gallery on Tuesday March 3rd 2015 from 5:00pm till 8:00pm. Sajjad , an alumni of the Beacon House National University Lahore (BNU) is currently a faculty member of the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi. “These works are objective views of ‘reality’ and representative […]
  • Delegation of Global Haly Investment Visits DHA Karachi Head Office

    DHA Today
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    Delegation of Global Haly Investment Ltd led by C.E.O Mr. Shahid Choudhary, called on Brig Zubair Ahmed Administrator Defence Housing Authority at Main Office. During the meeting, matters related to early start of the project were discussed.
  • DHA City Karachi (DCK) Latest Plot Prices – February 2015

    DHA Today
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:21 am
    Review: In the month of January 2015, DHA continued the marketing activities for DCK through print media and they published regular advertisement in different newspaper to promote DCK and give awareness to the people. In these adds they mentioned about their upcoming projects such as DCK Golf Resort, DCK Villas, and DCK Farm Houses. DCK also […]
  • DHA City Karachi (DCK) – Your Leading Investment Option in Karachi

    DHA Today
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Fast paced development, International standard town planning and world class amenities have now made DHA City Karachi (DCK) your Leading Investment Option in Karachi, secured through DHA Guarantee.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Windows Lifestyle

  • EaseUS Todo Backup Home 8.0 – Back Everything in Few Clicks

    AJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Taking backup is just like you are insuring your valuable data for the long period of time. Meanwhile, you also ensuring better data safety from critical data loss circumstances. Manually Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Can’t Find Files and Pictures after System Restore, How to Restore them Back?

    AJ
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:55 am
    In computer, restore means return to the previous state of the system in the event of corruption or failure. This also could be the original factory settings or a previous Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Redbus App Makes Booking Tickets Easy

    AJ
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    With the advent of the various travel mobile applications, travelling and booking tickets has become easier than ever before. These apps not only allow you to book your tickets to Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Product Review – Stellar MBOX to PST Converter

    Nitin Agarwal
    10 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    Many of the email clients, such as Thunderbird, Spicebird, Entourage, Pocomail, Eudora, AppleMail, Mulberry, SeaMonkey, Netscape, ClawsMail, OperaMail, MozillaMail, Evolution, Sylpheed, Cone, Mutt, and Gnu Mail, support MBOX format. And, Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Reliable (and Unreliable) Hard Drive Manufacturers

    AJ
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    The Hard drive is the most convenient way to store digital data whether it online or offline. There are many big hard drive manufacturers, and everyone claims to make a Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Nuts & Bolts Speed Training for PowerPoint

  • How to Create a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint

    Taylor Croonquist
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    Creating Venn diagrams is now extremely easy using SmartArt and with the new fragment tool, breaking out the overlapping pieces has never been easier.
  • How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint

    Taylor Croonquist
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:01 am
    This is your SUPER GUIDE for putting YouTube videos into PowerPoint! Follow the links below to find the tutorial for your version of PowerPoint…OR…slowly scroll down the page to learn some advanced YouTube-to-PowerPoint techniques and important things to consider when embedding YouTube videos in PowerPoint. 3 Important Considerations Before You Start Tutorials Embedding YouTube Videos in PowerPoint 2007 […]
  • YouTube Videos In PowerPoint Not Playing – Troubleshooting Guide

    Taylor Croonquist
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:36 am
    There are a variety of things that can go wrong when trying to embed YouTube videos in PowerPoint. Below are some common issues I’ve encountered in descending order of frequency and how to troubleshoot and solve them. So if you’re seeing a black or white box and your video isn’t playing, I would recommending scrolling […]
  • How To Embed A YouTube Video In PowerPoint 2007

    Taylor Croonquist
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:47 pm
    There are two methods for inserting YouTube videos in PowerPoint 2007, and a number of trouble shooting issues you need to be aware of. Two Different Methods The Easy Method – Using add-ins like the free one built by Microsoft MVP Shyam, which does all of the hard work for you. The Harder Method - Adding the […]
  • How To Embed A YouTube Playlist In PowerPoint

    Taylor Croonquist
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:46 pm
    What does it mean to embed an entire playlist into PowerPoint? It means that on a single slide, you can navigate ALL of the videos within a playlist, without having to move to a second or third slide. As you can see in the picture below, the playlist is open in PowerPoint with three different videos […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Outlookers

  • How to send an encrypted message from Outlook.com

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:17 am
    I recentely watched CitizenFOur, the documentary about Edward Snowden and I wondered : Is it possible to actually send encrypted messages from Outlook.com ? Well actually it is. Here is how.Microsoft claims that they do not access our email nor scan them. They could as well let us encrypt our messages then. But they don’t. At least for now. The problem is, in case an authority make a legal request to access an email from a Microsoft user, the company would not be able to do so. However, you can make use of a browser extension to deeply integrate a third party solution. I have…
  • Outlook.com : master the auto complete system

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:18 am
    To simplify your life, Outlook.com has an auto complete mechanism. It means that whenever your exchange with somebody it can memorize those email addresses. However those email addresses are not specifically linked to those in your contact list.If this create confusion on your side you can limit this auto complete feature to the contacts that are actually listed in your Outlook.com address book.Go to OptionsNavigate to the options by clicking on the gear icon at the right end of your inbox of simply click hereIn the section titled Customizing Outlook.com, select Advanced privacy settings.
  • Outlook.com won't support GTalk & Facebook Chat anymore

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Well that’s a pretty bad piece of news. I was actually wondering about Gtalk few days ago… I was not expected they’d do the same for Facebook ChatFacebook-owned WhatsApp recently unveiled a web version of their messenger and we know that video calls are actually coming to WhatsApp as well. I guess facebook was not willing to open more doors to Microsoft. Here is the full email Microsoft is sending their users;Dear Outlook.com Customer,Within the next couple of weeks, we will be discontinuing support for Facebook Chat in Outlook.com. And due to Google’s decision to…
  • How to remove Outlook.com's Calendar flat UI

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    Since the first introduction of Windows Phone, Microsoft is going all flat in terms of design. I personnaly like the minimalist interface and i believe Microsoft has done a great job. Apple or Google are actually following those steps. However flat design does not suit everyone.If you come from OS X and used to like a richer design then you may wonder if you can apply few subtle elements to your web interface. Well, actually you can do that on Outlook.com’s Calendar.The tweaks will add subtle shadows and border-radius to get round corners on few elements. It looks a bit more eye-candy…
  • OneDrive Bonus

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:26 am
    OneDrive Bonus: Do you have a Dropbox account ? Forget about it.OneDrive is 1 year old today and you can simply unlock 100 GB of storage for one year. That’s in addition to the 100 GB you got for free for 2 years from the now internationally available Bing Reward promo.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    windows10update.com

  • Surface Pro 3 Wins MWC 2015 Global Mobile Award

    Fahad Ali
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Finally some well earned recognition for Microsoft and their premium tablet. Surface Pro 3 has earned a win for the technology giant at Mobile World Congress 2015. Several new gizmos were unveiled at MWC 2015, but the prestigious event is not only about exciting new smartphones, tablets, wearables and other mobile devices. It also is a chance to look back on the past year, and its highlights. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 picked up the prize for the best mobile tablet at the Global Mobile Award, in recognition of innovative technology products. Dennis Meinhardt, director of program management for…
  • Spartan Icon, Messages App Shown On Windows 10 For Phones

    Fahad Ali
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    March madness. This month was always going to be a busy one for Microsoft, both for Windows 10 and Windows 10 for Phones. A couple of high-profile events are scheduled for this month. The biggest, by far, of the two is the MWC 2015 in Barcelona for mobile. And then there’s also the small matter of the gaming focused GDC 2015, where Microsoft (along with hardware and software) partners are set to talk about gaming on Windows and the upcoming DirectX 12. Anyway, Redmond showed some new stuff at their MWC keynote. The folks over at Neowin managed to grab a few screenshots from the stream,…
  • Leaked Windows 10 Screenshots Show Improved Virtual Desktops

    Fahad Ali
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    With each passing day it seems that Windows 10 build 10022 could be the next version of the preview. A few leaked screenshots that hit the web recently show how this version looks. Give them a look here if you are yet to do so. Russian leaking legend WZor published a set of four screenshots, and they show a much improved version of the new multiple desktop feature, which can be easily accessed from the Task view button on the Taskbar. The images do not show anything new on the desktop, but Microsoft seems to have moved the “New Desktop” button on the right side of the screen to organize…
  • Windows Phone Is For The Doers, New Microsoft Ad Claims

    Fahad Ali
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Those who do, and those who don’t! Microsoft seems to have found a new tagline for its operating platforms, and this time a Windows Phone ad is reiterating this. CEO Satya Nadella has talked about productivity on almost every occasion. And how solutions from Redmond help people accomplish what they want to get done. The same idea is behind this new video that serves to highlight some of the capabilities of the newest additions to the Lumia lineup — the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL. Both these handsets were officially unveiled at a company press conference at MWC 2015. Take a look at the…
  • Windows 10, Office Touch Launching On Flagship Phones This Month

    Fahad Ali
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    The Windows 10 preview program on phones was off to a slow start in February, with word that only around 60,000 people deployed the first ever test build on their smartphones. A solid, if unspectacular, number. But unsurprising when you factor in that the preview version was only made available on a subset of phones. Redmond is working on expanding it, though, and the company dropped hints that the program will be expanded to more smartphones later this month. And that’s not all that is changing in March. Sources are hinting that Microsoft wants to provide access to more features in the…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    eyeonwindows.com

  • Windows 8.1 App Watch: Age Of Sparta

    Fahad Ali
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Another multiplatform Gameloft title. Age of Sparta has recently hit the Windows Store and the casual city building game has raked up some good rating and great reviews. Casual, because although rich and refined, this is still a free to play game that allows players a chance to rush tasks and buy items via premium […] The post Windows 8.1 App Watch: Age Of Sparta appeared first on .
  • Bill Gates Named The Richest Person In The World, Again

    Fahad Ali
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Good old Bill is in the news again. Forbes just released their rich list for the year, and Bill Gates ended up being the richest individual on it for the sixteenth time. Buoyed, of course, by the good fortunes of the Microsoft stock that he owns. Shares of the Redmond based technology giant have been […] The post Bill Gates Named The Richest Person In The World, Again appeared first on .
  • Windows 7, Chrome Lead US Charts In StatCounter Data

    Fahad Ali
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Market research firm StatCounter has just released its newest data for the month of February 2015, and the numbers offer absolutely nothing in terms of surprises. The US market is all about Windows 7 and the Google Chrome web browser. Both solutions lead the other products by a wide, wide margin. Windows 7, for example, […] The post Windows 7, Chrome Lead US Charts In StatCounter Data appeared first on .
  • Windows 8.1 App Watch: Happy Connect

    Fahad Ali
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:32 am
    Another Windows app with the word ‘Happy’ in its title. Happy Connect may not come with instructions or anything, but this is still a challenging puzzle game that serves up the difficulty levels gradually. The first few beginning stages are simple and easy. But things pick up and become rather complicated as sometimes you can […] The post Windows 8.1 App Watch: Happy Connect appeared first on .
  • OneDrive For Windows Phone Updated, Supports Multiple Accounts

    Fahad Ali
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:04 am
    If there is one Microsoft app that was due some big updates, it was OneDrive for Windows Phone. Luckily, the company has just rolled one out for the popular cloud storage service. And this refresh brings along a number of welcome new features to the platform for the first time. Starting with a big one […] The post OneDrive For Windows Phone Updated, Supports Multiple Accounts appeared first on .
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Thurrott.com

  • What The Tech 249: Mobile World Congress

    Paul Thurrott
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    In the most recent episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Samsung Galaxy S 6 and S 6 Edge, Google’s hybrid wireless network plans, and what Microsoft showed off at MWC. Running time: 52:00 Subscribe Audio: iTunes | RSS | Stitcher | TuneIn Video: iTunes (HD) | […] The post What The Tech 249: Mobile World Congress appeared first on Thurrott.com.
  • Gartner Estimates Don’t Improve Windows Phone’s 2014 Market Share

    Paul Thurrott
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    Last week, I wrote about Windows Phone market share in 2014, basing the discussion on just IDC’s estimated unit sales figures. Well, this week Gartner finally chimed in too. And sad to say, but these new numbers don’t do much to improve Windows Phone’s standing. Generally, I like to average the IDC and Gartner results, […] The post Gartner Estimates Don’t Improve Windows Phone’s 2014 Market Share appeared first on Thurrott.com.
  • Windows Phones Heading to Intel in 2015

    Paul Thurrott
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    Here’s a phrase you don’t hear very often: Smart phones with Intel processors. But if Intel’s next-generation Atom x3/5/7 processor series takes off as expected, we could be seeing a lot more of the microprocessor giant’s technologies in our phones. And a key part of this strategy, believe it or not, is Windows 10 for […] The post Windows Phones Heading to Intel in 2015 appeared first on Thurrott.com.
  • Microsoft Targets Doers in Recent Marketing

    Paul Thurrott
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    In using concise productivity-oriented marketing terms to market Windows and Windows Phone in recent advertising, Microsoft is finally hitting the right note. This is the firm you can trust when you need to get things done, and its productivity offerings are without parallel. And while we can all silently ponder how it is that a […] The post Microsoft Targets Doers in Recent Marketing appeared first on Thurrott.com.
  • Ask Paul: The Importance of Clean PC

    Paul Thurrott
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Much of my email traffic is from people looking for help, but regardless of that it’s full of mostly positive exchanges. Sometimes, however, I get truly ignorant feedback. This is one of those times. I don’t intend to normally share this kind of email, and I see the “Ask Paul” series as a way to […] The post Ask Paul: The Importance of Clean PC appeared first on Thurrott.com.
Log in